Naga News


DIPR, Kohima

Wednesday, 20th February 2019



            The Chief Secretary in a notification informed that in pursuance of Section 166 of the R.P. Act 1951, the power conferred to the State Government under Section 160 to 165 of the R.P Act 1951 has been delegated to all the Deputy Commissioners & District Election Officers and Additional Deputy Commissioner & District Election Officer, Pughoboto to act on behalf of the State Government for requisitioning of Vehicles, premises, etc for the conduct of upcoming General Election to Lok Sabha, 2019 from Nagaland Parliamentary Constituency.

            Any vehicle, premises etc. belonging to private person or institution/organization shall be entitled for compensation under Sec.161 of the R.P.Act 1951






The monthly Kiphire District Planning & Development Board (DPDB) meeting for the month of February was held on 20th February 2019 with the District Tribal Hohos at Deputy Commissioner’s Office conference hall Kiphire.

            The Board reviewed the previous meeting minutes and discussed m opening of New Primary School at Threntsuvong and approved to write to the concerned Department for consideration. Discussion was also held to improve road condition under Kiphire District. The board further discussed improvement of health sector including writing to the concern department to provide new ambulance for Kiphire Health Sector.

            The Board unanimously agreed to write to the concerned department to construct BDO office at Khongsa under Kiphire. The Board also agreed to forward the agenda by Minister Soil & Water Conservation Geology and Mining for developmental work including blacktopping the USLBA Retreat Centre road of two kilometers.

            Deputy Commissioner Kiphire, M.Shayung Phom expressed his gratitude to the district Officers and Tribal Hohos for their cooperation during his short stay at Kiphire DC and assured to give his support to the district in whichever way he can.

            The Board also deliberated on the Aspirational District status report and urged the Department be serious in the aspirational District development works.


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            Disability and Assistive devices distribution camp was held at Kiphire district on 19th February 2019 at Hopongkyu Memorial Hall under RVY & ADIP scheme, Government of India.

            Special Guest, R.K Mathur, DGM, ALIMCO while addressing the gathering said that the scheme is free of cost for disabled persons which was introduced by the Govt. of India. He also mentioned that the journey started last year in the month of July 2018 and requested those new beneficiaries to get registered so that they can also get their aids.

            Guest of Honour, M. Shayung Phom, Deputy Commissioner Kiphire thanked the ADC of Kiphire and district administration for initiating such a program especially for the disabled. He thanked the ALIMCO team for taking up such a challenging program in Kiphire district. He also encouraged all the beneficiaries to handle the equipments with love and care.

            Short speech was also delivered by Reny Wilfred, IAS, ADC Kiphire, special presentation was given by V. Leochum Thonger. Altogether 1116 beneficiaries received aids like wheel chair, spectacles, walking sticks and hearing aids. Vote of thanks was pronounced by Sanjeev Hajaory, MO, ALIMCO. The program was chaired by Adiba L. Sangtam.


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            A programme for distribution Camp of Aids and Appliances under RVY & ADIP Scheme was held on 18th February 2019 at Town Council, Mon.

            Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Ramdas Athavale and Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio were unable to attend the programme due to inclement weather conditions. Ramdas Athavale addressed the gathering through phone voice call during the occasion.

            Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio whose speech was read out by OSD to CM, Mankhao said that Mon is one of the most strategically located districts of Nagaland with boundaries with Assam, Arunachal Pradesh & Myanmar. Mon also happen to be one of the most backward district of Nagaland and it’s indeed benefitting that the Social Empowerment Camp with an objective to provide physical aids and assisted living devices to Senior Citizens and differently abled people is being organized in Mon, he said. He also complemented DC Mon for taking the initiative and thanked the Government of India and ALIMCO for coming forward to support this noble venture by providing wheel chairs to the disabled, hearing aids and walking sticks to the blinds.

            CM congratulated Mon for being the first district to complete the assessment and distribution in all of Nagaland.  He also congratulated the beneficiaries where due to unavoidable reasons one may need these aids and appliances but you should not consider yourself any less to anyone, he stated.

            He also mentioned that State Government has notified the Rights of person with Disabilities Act 2016 last year and all Department have been directed to ensure implementation of the Act in letter and spirit.

            Advisor for Fire & Emergency Services, SIRD, Relief & Rehabilitation Pohwang Konyak after delivering his speech, distributed the aids & assistive devices to the beneficiaries under RVY and ADIP schemes on behalf of the government.

            Director Social Welfare, Merang Aier also spoke during the function. Welcome speech was spoken by Deputy Commissioner, Mon Thavaseelan .K.


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            SDPDB Noklak will be held on 5th March 2019 at DBs court Noklak at 11 am. ADC Noklak, Neilezo Tep has requested all the concerned members to attend the same positively.


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            In view of the forthcoming General Lok Shabha Election 2019,and in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Election commission of India regarding preventive measures to ensure conduct of peaceful, free and fair poll during the elections and to provide public safety, all Arms Licence holders under Peren District have been informed to produce their arms/weapons and Arms Licence for verification to the nearest police station as per the present address given in their Arms Licence on or before 23rd February 2019, failing to comply may even lead to cancellation of Licenses as per appropriate section of law.

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            DC Tuensang, L. Jamithung Lotha has issued an order for the firearms verification that in view of the ensuring Lok Sabha Election 2019, it is found necessary to verify all Arms Licenses along with firearms to verify at respective police station under Tuensang District, as it is apprehended that some anti social/miscreants may disturb the peace and harmony in the district during the election process.

            And whereas, in the interest of public peace and tranquility it is imperative to preserve Law and Order in the district by prohibiting the unauthorised use of any illegal firearms.

            Therefore, all Arms Licenses holders along with their firearms to verify at their nearest police station on or before 1st March 2019. Any one failing to comply with this order shall be punished under the appropriate provisions of Arms Act and Arms Rule – 2016.


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A mini library was inaugurated in a small informal gathering at Government Middle School (GMS), Kidima village, Kohima, on the 18th February 2019. The library has been established under the patronage of EAC, Kezocha, Seyekhreito Solo, NCS.

            In his address, he mentioned that education has always been a priority for him and it was really sad to see the conditions of students in government schools. Therefore, he took the initiative to kick start a mini library in one of the schools under his jurisdiction. With the help of some of his friends and teachers, they bought about a hundred books, handpicked for the students. These books, he added, would enrich the imagination and intellect of a child.

            He further said that he wanted the people across the state, especially in the villages to take “quality education” seriously, more importantly at government schools. When asked about the future of such mini libraries, he said that this was an experiment and if it would work out well, he would like to start it in other schools of other villages too.

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            A forest nursery was inaugurated in Kohima Forest Colony by PCCF & HoFF, I. Panger Jamir IFS in presence of APCCF, M.M. Ngullie IFS on 20th February 2019. DFO Kohima, Rongsenlemla Imchen, IFS and Pezaneinuo RO Kohima Range. DFO Kohima said the nursery was constructed in January 2019 to raise saplings through root trainers and that for this year the saplings will be distributed in bare rooted form in carton boxes to minimize the use of plastics within and outside the nursery.

            PCCF & HoFF highlighted on the importance of using biodegradable containers for raising saplings in the nurseries and appreciated that such an initiative will have a durable impact in future in order to decrease the use of polybags. APCCF also said that though costly and labor intensive an alternative to polybags should be encouraged to fulfill the objectives of the department. R O Kohima stress on the importance of raising economically viable indigenous species which can boost the livelihood status. The Kohima Central Nursery has a capacity of around 60,000 saplings and with the addition of the new nursery it is aim to lessen the pressure of seedling demand.


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